“Books are keys to wisdom's treasure;
Books are gates to lands of pleasure;
Books are paths that upward lead;
Books are friends. Come, let us read.”
― Emilie Poulsson
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my lovelies. It's time to retire this year's walking shoes, hang up our hats, and sort through our backpacks to see what treasures we found during our reading adventures. Come join me in the parlor, grab a hot cup of tea or coffee, a glass of wine, or some juice, and curl up by the fire, while we talk about our books.
So, how'd it go?
Are you the type of reader who likes to have a reading plan or do you like to meander about the countryside, reading whatever comes to to hand? Do you like to read only one book at a time or do you like to dip your fingers and toes, even your whole body into more than one story at a time?
Did you heed the call of those chunky and dusty books?
Did you read only from your TBR pile or did you seek out new stories, new thrills?
Tell us about your most entertaining read of the year?
Which story or stories stuck with you the longest?
Which characters did you fall in like or love with? Did they make you want to dive into their world and live there?
Which stories surprised you, made you reflect, laugh out loud, tear up, or irritated the heck out of you?
Which stories inspired web wonderings and lead you on rabbit trails?
Where in the world and through what time periods did your reading adventures take you?
What is the one book you think everybody should read? Everyone's last mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read one of those books in 2023. Let us know which one you choose.
Sandy and Amy took us on a delightful crime spree into the world of clues and conundrums, the crafty and the cagey, and the quick and clever with the grandparents of crime, to the classic children's mysteries to the golden age, and around the world and back again. Where did your adventures take you during your crime spree? Thank you ladies!
How many books did you read? Share your stats, new to you author discoveries, favorite quotes, or covers.
What are your reading plans for next year?
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who have shared in our reading adventures and to those who followed our progress. I hope we've inspired you to read more. Whether you read fast or slow, dive into the classics or delve into comtemporary romance, sleuth your way through mysteries, explore translated stories or pour through non fiction, the most important thing is the reading.
“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.” – Roberto Bolaño
Cheers to a happy and healthy, enlightening, and inspiring reading new year!
And we can't forget our A to Z and Back again Letter and word of the week are A and Again!
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